Oct 07, 2010 | Dan Thompson | 352 views
16U Terriers Win Brawl In The Fall
Mississauga, ON - The 16U Terriers completed their 2010 Fall season with a championship win at the annual Brawl in the Fall Tournament.
The championship game was played at 9th Line Park in Mississauga against PBLO rival, Toronto Mets.
In the bottom of the third inning, the freshman Terriers took a 1-0 lead when Zach Choy hit a one out double and 3 hole hitter Bruce Yari laced a single to pick up the RBI.
A costly defensive error to start the top of the 4th gave the Mets their first run of the night. After a few hit batters and two strikeouts, the Mets lead off hitter smacked a two out, two strike, bases loaded single up the middle to give the Mets a 3-1 lead. Terriers hurler Ryan Grant got the start on the mound and battled through 3 2/3 innings of work with 5K's. Brock Beirness was called in from the Terriers bull pen and struck out the next batter on three straight pitches to end the Mets 4th inning attack.
In the bottom of the 5th, the potent Terriers offense came to life and put 6 runs on the board to make the score 7-3. Choy lead off the inning with a walk and advanced to second on a booted ball by the Mets third baseman hit hard by Wes Siekris. Lindsay, ON native Logan Stewart then smashed a double to the right center field gap scoring Choy and Siekris to tie the game at three. After a wild pitch that moved Stewart to third, catcher Pat Coughlin walked after a 10 pitch battle and stole second. With runners at second and third, Kyle Thalheimer hit an RBI single scoring Stewart. Coughlin would then score on a passed ball. Nick Wideman and Hee Do Kim both walked to set the stage again for Choy who slapped a full count, two out single over the head of the Mets shortstop for two RBI's to complete the 6 run rally.
That was all the freshman Terriers needed as strike machine Beirness did not look back throwing 75% first pitch strikes with 5K's to pick up the win.
The 16U Terriers finished the fall season with an impressive 13-2 overall record and two tournament championships.